It’s been a 12 months since Walker Hayes’s ode to Applebee’s turned the music of the summer season, however the nation music star isn’t carried out capitalizing on its viral fame simply but — Hayes says he’s in talks with the chain restaurant to open a “fancy” Applebee’s on Broadway Avenue in Nashville.
Talking in a current podcast interview to advertise his new single “Y’all Life,” the Alabama native mentioned there was “speak of us for actual opening [an Applebee’s] down on Broadway in Nashville. Like a ‘Fancy Like’ Applebee’s,” Hayes mentioned. He provides later within the interview, “It’s a great time to be a rustic artist.” There’s just one location of the restaurant in Nashville at the moment, on Thompson Lane in Berry Hill.
“Fancy Like,” engineered by Hayes and Nashville songwriters Shane Stevens, Cameron Bartolini, and Josh Jenkins, turned an inescapable hit with crossover enchantment in June 2021. It had real-life influence on the struggling model, influencing it to deliver again the Oreo shake talked about within the music, discontinued early on within the pandemic. As Eater’s Amy McCarthy wrote on the time, “One can solely think about the sort of intense ecstasy felt by the fits within the Applebee’s advertising and marketing division as quickly as ‘Fancy Like’ began to pattern,” leading to a flood of TikTok influencers posting movies of their Applebee’s date nights.
Eater has reached out to Applebee’s for remark however has not but heard again. Fortunately for Hayes, Applebee’s isn’t the one model referenced within the music — Pure Gentle beer and Wendy’s additionally get shoutouts, leaving room for extra endorsements if the restaurant doesn’t work out.